AT&T — formerly SBC; formerly Pacific Bell; formerly AT&T — wants to provide many many services for me, including:
- Local Phone
- Long Distance Phone
- Cellular Phone
- High-Speed Internet
- Digital Satellite TV
Currently, through sheer inertia on my part I have my local phone service from AT&T; who swallowed up SBC; who swallowed up Pacific Bell; who were broke off from AT&T twenty years ago. And other nice large conglomerates provide those other services. However to save me money, AT&T are willing to bundle them into a single package of services that will make my life simpler.
Golly! I’d like to have my life be simpler. I barely have enough time anymore to worry about how little time I have anymore to worry about the little time I seem to have to do anything.
However, before I do this, I just have some questions that I really need answered:
- Why does my local phone service stop working every single time it rains?
- And why, whenever this happens, does your voicemail service claim that it’s something in my dwelling, thereby necessitating me to stay home from work waiting for a guy who always tells me that it’s something that is outside of my dwelling, meaning that I didn’t have to stay home from work after all?
- And why, therefore, if you can’t keep a 19th century technology working properly — a technology that you have been working with for over 130 fracking years — why should I trust you with all of these other technologies that have been invented since?
- Considering the problems I have with my basic phone service, do you really think I want to help you — or any other major service provider — re-monopolize?
I await your answers.